Marinet Plan for Sea Defenses in Norfolk and Suffolk

Marinet – UK’s marine conservation organization – is working on a community-based coastal sea defense campaign for Norfolk and Suffolk.

The organization recently provided a Campaign Statement for lobbying to be conducted by local coastal communities and residents in the areas of Norfolk and Suffolk where sea defenses are provided by sand dunes.

According to Marinet, these sand dunes are being seriously eroded, and this erosion is threatening coastal communities with loss of their homes and widespread flooding.

Marinet proposes that natural rock groynes are installed along the whole length of the coast defended by sand dunes, in order to ensure that sand once again accretes on the beaches and then become available for the natural regeneration of the sand dunes.

The Environment Agency is responsible for the delivery of coastal defenses, and the rock groynes can be financed from revenues collected by the Government’s aggregate tax, reported the organization.

Marinet is proposing to local communities that they take possession of and run this campaign aimed at persuading the Environment Agency to install these rock groynes, encouraged forward by community lobbying of elected representatives in county and central government.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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